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DLCWIdem

(1,511 posts)
Thu Jun 23, 2016, 02:36 PM Jun 2016

Do you think tRump is ignorant enough to think the gifts that are given to the

U.S. on behalf of other countries are his to keep. I just read that he said Clinton personally received the jewelry that was given to Clinton on the behalf of a Middle Eastern country. How many of you think he is stupid enough to believe he can keep these gifts personally.

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MissB

(15,798 posts)
9. I mentioned in another thread that I saw a bunch
Thu Jun 23, 2016, 03:21 PM
Jun 2016

of the items given to fmr President Clinton and fmr Sec Clinton during the Clinton White House years. Lots on display at the presidential museum in Arkansas.

TwilightZone

(24,683 posts)
12. There's also an excellent display of them at the LBJ museum in Austin, TX.
Thu Jun 23, 2016, 03:52 PM
Jun 2016

The variety of gifts was a bit mind-boggling.

MissB

(15,798 posts)
13. Yes and some of it is quite beautiful.
Thu Jun 23, 2016, 04:00 PM
Jun 2016

I mean, beauty is in the eye of the beholder and all that but as I looked at the items on display I couldn't help thinking it was too bad that the US government got to keep it.

TwilightZone

(24,683 posts)
15. The gifts are often made to the country, with the president being the representative of the nation.
Thu Jun 23, 2016, 04:04 PM
Jun 2016

So it makes sense from that perspective. I do appreciate that a lot of it ends up at least somewhat accessible to the public.

pansypoo53219

(20,826 posts)
6. property of the US government.
Thu Jun 23, 2016, 03:10 PM
Jun 2016

i actually went in a small kenosha or racine library + they had a glass display set up of different objects given to several govt people by foreign companies. had some very fancy arabic stuff.

 

cosmicone

(11,014 posts)
3. State gifts to POTUS or FLOTUS are public property
Thu Jun 23, 2016, 02:53 PM
Jun 2016

They usually end up in presidential libraries as displays for all to see.

 

La Lioness Priyanka

(53,866 posts)
8. lol. you know i had forgotten that, but you are totally right
Thu Jun 23, 2016, 03:12 PM
Jun 2016

there was a whole west wing episode about this.

MissB

(15,798 posts)
14. I vote ignorant.
Thu Jun 23, 2016, 04:01 PM
Jun 2016

He doesn't seem to have a passing knowledge of how government works and he strikes me as less than curious.

TwilightZone

(24,683 posts)
16. I think he knows, but he's also throwing everything at the wall, hoping something will stick.
Thu Jun 23, 2016, 04:08 PM
Jun 2016

It's kind of an odd tactic this early in the campaign.

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